Topsham named as one of the best places to live by The Sunday Times
TOPSHAM is the tops.
Well, it’s nearly at the top of the list of the best places to live in the South West.
It is in fact second, after Wadebridge in Cornwall in the list which has just been published by the Sunday Times.
The Sunday Times Best Places to Live, published in The Sunday Times from Sunday March 17, 2013, will reveal the little Nirvanas dotted across the UK.
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The comprehensive and up-to-date two-part guide will take a wide range of elements into account including transport links, quality of schools, natural beauty, low crime rate, property prices, cultural life and unemployment figures. Each area is also assessed on its own individual assets, whether it is a local festival, fascinating architecture or proximity to an airport.
The guide names the 12 most desirable locations in the South West as:
Topsham in Exeter, Devon
Thornbury in Bristol
However, Margaret Baldwin, city councillor for Topsham is firmly convinced it should run away with the honours.
Giving her reasons Cllr Baldwin said: “Wonderful location. Vibrant community. Steeped in history. Superb eating and shopping. Yes, I think it should have been first!”
The Sunday Times Best Places to Live is edited by Sunday Times Associate Editor and regular broadcaster Eleanor Mills. As author of the “Beyond the Brochure” property column she has visited every corner of the country to assess the pros and cons of relocating.
Eleanor says: “Scampering around Britain for my column I find there are particular bits of our crowded island which always retain a particular attraction for people. We have built on this basic information to create a definitive guide. The Sunday Times Best Places to Live will prove invaluable for anyone starting a family, retiring, or simply considering a move.”
The Sunday Times Best Places to Live will run across two weekends on March 17 and 24 in The Sunday Times Home. As well as an overall national winner (announced in the first issue) the guide will announce the top 10 places in nine regions around the country.
Additionally, The Times will be reviewing locations based on a range of categories starting on Monday, March 18 until Saturday, March 23. Categories will include best towns, villages, coolest places, the top locations to have a second home and more.
Video: A short circular walk from Topsham quay in Devon towards the town centre and back.